ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE elements
How can we give a fresh and powerful voice to and breathe life into our raw memories? What questions do our memories want us to consider? What memories have we been avoiding because we are not sure how to write about them? In this workshop, we will read and write poems that use the writer’s memories to generate new work. Bring a poem that fits this scope and we will workshop it. We’ll read masterful poems that incorporate memory inventively and artfully, by Rachel McKibbens, Eugenia Leigh, Ellen Bass, Ocean Vuong, Jamaica Baldwin, Danez Smith and others, and respond to writing prompts inspired by these poems. Writers will receive feedback on their new poems as well.
Optional LIVE elements: a Zoom meeting to share your work.
Joan Kwon Glass is the mixed-race, Korean American author of the full-length poetry collection NIGHT SWIM (Diode Editions, 2022) as well as three chapbooks. She serves as Editor-in-Chief for Harbor Review, is a proud Smith College graduate & has been a public school educator for 20 years. Her work has won or been finalist for several prizes & her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Sundress Anthology Best of the Net. Joan’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Rattle, The Rupture, Dialogist & elsewhere. She lives in Connecticut with her family.